Published On: 8 June 2021

Collaborating with the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group

We’re looking forward to collaborating with the National Social Housing Fire Strategy Group (NSHFSG) and supporting the crucial work they do in the social housing sector, when we present to their national executive team on Thursday.

A key aim of the NSHFSG is to establish, influence and impact national policy in relation to fire safety matters.

The group was formed in 2011 and it represents 276 social housing providers owning over 3.2 million homes across England and Wales.

The NSHFSG’s regional strategy network, led by social housing providers, share local issues and good practice and feed these into the national agenda to help them shape, influence and improve fire safety.

Working with colleagues from housing, fire safety and construction sectors the NSHFSG published a standalone version of the Working Group 8 Report – Safer People, Safer Homes called the Building Safety Competence Framework Report (Feb 2021) which sets out a specific national competence framework for those who manage or own multi-occupied residential premises. This work is currently being developed into PAS 8673.

They also worked with collaboratively with the Skills for Justice Awards and the Fire Protection Association to develop a suite of nationally recognised and regulated qualifications aimed at individuals who have responsibility for fire risk management in both simple and complex residential properties.

We hope our meeting this week will be the start of an ongoing collaboration between our organisations to help raise the bar in ensuring safe installations and encourage further collaboration between the housing and telecoms sectors.

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